Understanding of Domestic Violence as a Cause of Brain Injury
Brain injury professionals inevitably come into contact with survivors of domestic or intimate partner violence (IPV). Causing traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as a tactic of abuse has been significantly overlooked, putting people at risk for problems right away – and potentially in the long-term. Domestic violence is a common cause of TBI for women in particular, who constitute the majority of victims, but affects other populations as well. In this article, Fern Gilkerson, M.A., writes about understanding domestic violence as a cause of TBI, best practices for providers, and how you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of survivors.